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MC.7005 | Spectrum

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Fast digital I/O with TTL levels

  • Up to 125 MS/s at 16 bit
  • 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 bit mode
  • 110 Ohm input impedance selectable
  • Inputs 3.3 V and 5 V TTL compatible
  • Up to 512 MByte on-board memory
  • 64 MByte standard memory installed
  • Pattern / edge / pulse width / delay trigger
  • FIFO mode for input and output
  • Synchronization possible
  • CompactPCI 6U compatible
  • Robust industrial connections
  • Up to 16 cards can be synchronized

Application Examples

  • Pattern generation for parameter tester
  • A/D converter development
  • Data acquisition at a medical tomograph
  • Production test of IGBT modules
  • CCD sensor simulation

General Information

The MC.70xx series of fast digital I/O boards offers a resolution between 1 bit and 64 bit with a maximum sampling rate of 125 MS/s (60 MS/s). All I/O lines of the card can be programmed for either input or output direction. The on-board memory of up to 512 MByte can be used completely for recording or replaying digital data. The internal standard synchronisation bus allows synchronisation of several MC series cards. Therefore the MC/MX.70xx board can be used as an enlargement to analog boards.

CompactPCI combines the advantages of the PCI bus with the needs of the industrial user. CompactPCI uses well well known and stable 19" technology and offers robust systems for industrial needs. The defined cooling power and the robust connector extend the life of the product. CompactPCI systems are defined in two different sizes: 6U and 3U. The CompactPCI 6U products from Spectrum have the same product range as the PCI pendants (former MI series).

Cascading (Optional)

The cascading option synchronizes up to 4 Spectrum boards internally. It's the simplest way to build up a multi channel system. On the internal synchronisation bus clock and trigger signals are routed between the different boards. All connected boards are then working with the same clock and trigger information. There is a phase delay between two boards of about 500 picoseconds when this synchronization option is used.

FIFO mode

The FIFO mode is designed for continuous data transfer between measurement board and PC memory (with up to 100 MByte/s) or hard disk. The control of the data stream is done automatically by the driver on interrupt request. The complete installed on-board memory is used for buffer data, making the continuous streaming extremely reliable.

Repeated Output

When repeated output is used the data of the on-board memory is replayed continuously until a stop command is executed or N times. As trigger source one can use the external TTL trigger or the software trigger.

Singleshot Output

When singleshot output is activated the data of the on-board memory is replayed exactly one time. As trigger source one can use the external TTL trigger or the software trigger.

Ring buffer mode

The ring buffer mode is the standard mode of all acquisition boards. Data is written in a ring memory of the board until a trigger event is detected. After the event the posttrigger values are recorded. Because of this continuously recording into a ring buffer there are also samples prior to the trigger event visible: Pretrigger = Memsize - Posttrigger.

Star-Hub (Optional)

The star-hub is an additional module allowing the phase stable synchronization of up to 16 boards in one system. Independent of the number of boards there is no phase delay between all channels. The star-hub distributes trigger and clock information between all boards. As a result all connected boards are running with the same clock and the same trigger. All trigger sources can be combined with OR/AND allowing all channels of all cards to be trigger source at the same time. The star-hub is available as 5 card and 16 card version. The 5 card version doesn't need an extra slot.

External Trigger

All boards can be triggered using an external TTL signal. It's possible to use positive or negative edge also in combination with a programmable pulse width. An internally recognized trigger event can - when activated by software - be routed to the trigger connector to start external instruments.

Gated Replay

The Gated Sampling option allows data replay controlled by an external gate signal. Data is only replayed if the gate signal has a programmed level.

Gated Sampling

The Gated Sampling option allows data recording controlled by an external gate signal. Data is only recorded if the gate signal has a programmed level. In addition a pre-area before start of the gate signal as well as a post area after end of the gate signal can be acquired. The number of gate segments is only limited by the used memory and is unlimited when using FIFO mode.

Multiple Recording

The Multiple Recording option allows the recording of several trigger events with an extremely short re-arming time. The hardware doesn't need to be restarted in between. The on-board memory is divided in several segments of the same size. Each of them is filled with data if a trigger event occurs. Pre- and posttrigger of the segments can be programmed. The number of acquired segments is only limited by the used memory and is unlimited when using FIFO mode.

Multiple Replay

The Multiple Replay option allows the fast repetition output on several trigger events without restarting the hardware. With this option very fast repetition rates can be achieved. The on-board memory is divided in several segments of same size. Each of them is generated if a trigger event occurs.

Pattern Trigger

For every bit of the digital input the pattern trigger defines individually the expected level or sets the bit to "don't care'. In combination with pulsewidth counter and edge detection the pattern trigger could be used to recognise a huge variety of trigger events.

Pulsewidth Trigger

Defines the minimum or maximum width that a trigger pulse must have to generate a trigger event. Pulse width can be combined with channel trigger, pattern trigger and external trigger. This makes it possible to trigger on signal errors like too long or too short pulses.

Timestamp

The timestamp option writes the time positions of the trigger events in an extra memory. The timestamps are relative to the start of recording, a defined zero time, externally synchronized to a radio clock, or a GPS receiver. With this option acquisitions of systems on different locations can be set in a precise time relation.

External Clock

Using a dedicated connector a sampling clock can be fed in from an external system. It's also possible to output the internally used sampling clock to synchronize external equipment to this clock.

Reference Clock

The option to use a precise external reference clock (normally 10 MHz) is necessary to synchronize the board for high-quality measurements with external equipment (like a signal source). It's also possible to enhance the quality of the sampling clock in this way. The driver automatically generates the requested sampling clock from the fed in reference clock.

3rd Party Drivers

A lot of third-party products are supported by the Spectrum driver. Choose between LabVIEW, MATLAB, LabWindows/CVI and IVI. All drivers come with examples and detailed documentation.

Programming Examples

Programming examples for C++, Delphi, Visual Basic, C#, J#, VB.Net, Java, Python and LabWindows/CVI are delivered with the driver. Due to the simple interface of the driver, the integration in other programming languages or special measurement software is an easy task.

Linux

All cards are delivered with full Linux support. Pre compiled kernel modules are included for the most common distributions like RedHat, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu or Debian. The Linux support includes SMP systems, 32 bit and 64 bit systems, versatile programming examples for Gnu C++ as well as the possibility to get the driver sources for own compilation.

SBench6

SBench 6 is a powerful and intuitive interactive measurement software. Besides the possibility to commence the measuring task immediately, without programming, SBench 6 combines the setup of hardware, data display, oscilloscope, transient recorder, waveform generator, analyzing functions, import and export functions under one easy-to-use interface.

Windows

This standard driver is included in the card delivery and it is possible to get the newest driver version free of charge from our homepage at any time. There are no additional SDK fees for the classical text-based programming. All boards are delivered with drivers for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, all 32 bit and 64 bit.

Documents
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
mc70_datasheet_english.pdfData sheet of the MC.70xx family05.06.18216 kBytes
mc70_manual_english.pdfManual of MC.70xx family06.06.183 MBytes
extraio_datasheet_english.pdfMI / MC Extra I/O module datasheet05.06.18125 kBytes
starhub_datasheet_english.pdfMI / MC StarHub module datasheet29.08.17212 kBytes
timestamp_datasheet_english.pdfMI / MC Timestamp module datasheet29.08.17103 kBytes
sbench6_datasheet_english.pdfData sheet of SBench 615.07.19738 kBytes
mi70xx_labview_english.pdfLabVIEW Manual for MI/MC/MX.70xx28.05.13234 kBytes
matlab_manual_english.pdfManual for MATLAB drivers for MI/MC/MX28.05.1368 kBytes
sbench6_manual_english.pdfManual for SBench 615.07.196 MBytes
WINDOWS Drivers + Software
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
drv_98_2k_32bit_v339b5632.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 98/NT 32 Bit Drivers22.03.17344 kBytes
micx32-win10.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 10 32 Bit Drivers17.05.19404 kBytes
micx64-win10.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 10 64 Bit Drivers17.05.19612 kBytes
drv_7_8_32bit_v409b13000.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 7/8 32 Bit Drivers17.05.19388 kBytes
drv_7_8_64bit_v409b13000.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows 7/8 64 Bit Drivers17.05.19589 kBytes
drv_xp_vista_32bit_v408b8515.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows XP/Vista 32 Bit Drivers22.03.17372 kBytes
drv_xp_vista_64bit_v408b8515.zipMI/MC/MX/PCI.xxx Windows XP/Vista 64 Bit Drivers22.03.17565 kBytes
c_header_v509b16219.zipC/C++ driver header and library files29.07.1939 kBytes
sbench5_install.exeSBench 5 Installer29.08.174 MBytes
sbench6_v6.4.10b16189.exeSBench 6 (32-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 1015.07.1933 MBytes
sbench6_64bit_v6.4.10b16189.exeSBench 6 (64-bit) Installer / Windows 7, 8, 1015.07.1936 MBytes
micx_drv_labview_install.exeMI / MC / MX LabVIEW Driver22.03.177 MBytes
micx_drv_matlab_install.exeMI / MC / MX MATLAB driver + examples22.03.17696 kBytes
micx_examples_install.exeMI / MC / MX Examples for C/C++, Delphi, VB, LabWindows/CVI, ...22.03.17649 kBytes
LINUX Drivers + Software
File NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
micx_linux_drv_v409b13000.tgzMI / MC / MX Linux 32 bit and 64 bit Drivers22.03.1717 MBytes
sbench6_6.4.10b16189-2_i386.debSBench 6 Linux 32 (.deb)15.07.1925 MBytes
sbench6-6.4.10b16189-1.32bit.rpmSBench 6 Linux 32 (.rpm)15.07.1924 MBytes
sbench6_6.4.10b16189-2_amd64.debSBench 6 Linux 64 (.deb)15.07.1924 MBytes
sbench6-6.4.10b16189-1.64bit.rpmSBench 6 Linux 64 (.rpm)15.07.1923 MBytes
samples_gnu.tgzMI / MC / MX Linux Examples (C/C++)23.03.1752 kBytes
Case Study
NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
Digital Data LoggerReal-time high speed digital data logger for embedded systems20.02.15497 kBytes
Product Note
NameInfoLast modifiedFile Size
Trigger and SyncTrigger, Clock and Synchronization Details at high-speed Digitizers19.02.151 MBytes

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